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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

9-22-05

Contacts:

Dr. Beth Streeter, Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-4900

Tracy Raef, Veterinary Medicine communications, (515) 294-4602

Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778

ISU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital expands emergency care service

AMES, Iowa -- The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Iowa State University has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients.

The emergency unit's goal is to evaluate, treat and monitor small animal patients and offer state-of-the-art care for critically ill small animals. Veterinarians can refer emergency patients or owners can bring in their pet emergency cases without referrals.

The 24/7 service offers after-hours blood testing (including blood gas analysis), emergency surgery and anesthesia, advanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, and treatments such as endoscopy, cardiac telemetry, radiology services, mechanical ventilation and blood transfusion and component therapy.

"The patients we see vary," said Dr. Beth Streeter, head of the emergency unit at the hospital. "They range from local, routine emergencies -- such as wounds, lacerations and vomiting -- to patients requiring more advanced care as a result of severe respiratory distress, acute renal failure, neurological disorders and multi system trauma."

ISU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located at South 16th Street and Elwood Drive. A map and directions are available online at http://vth.cvm.iastate.edu/QuickLinks/Map.php, or by calling (515) 294-4900.

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A veterinarian is at The Veterinary Teaching Hospital 24/7 to provide emergency care for small animal patients.

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"The patients we see vary. They range from local, routine emergencies -- such as wounds, lacerations and vomiting -- to patients requiring more advanced care as a result of severe respiratory distress, acute renal failure, neurological disorders and multi-system trauma."

Dr. Beth Streeter, head of the emergency unit at the hospital